Nick Merlesena

Upper School History

History Teacher


Born and raised in the Bay Area, I feel an immense connection in supporting the community I’ve called home for so much of my life. From an early age, I knew not only that I wanted to be a teacher, but more importantly, I wanted to be part of an educational system that allowed each of us to recognize the importance of every individual’s story and the immense power each of us holds with our thoughts and actions. Working and learning under fantastic educators throughout my secondary and higher education at UC Davis and Stanford’s STEP program only furthered my passion and dedication toward teaching, education, and supporting my community.

In my spare time, I enjoy watching Bay Area sports, cooking, trying new boba places, and spending time with my partner and our attention-seeking dogs, Bella and Milo.